When we got our first look at Honda’s new CBR1000RR Fireblade last month, we said some fanboys would be disappointed by the lack of electronic trickery aboard the bike.
Well, now it looks like the bike will get those electronic bits that everyone is demanding.
Faster and Faster is reporting the Fireblade will have fly-by-wire technology to likely go along with ABS and a traction control system. They say the technology – which runs throttle inputs through a computer to determine how much fuel to give to the engine, based on which gear the bike is in, the rpms, air temperature, crankshaft position, and more – will be fitted to the 2012 street version of the Fireblade.
Castrol Honda says the new systems make the bike much easier to control; they start testing with riders Jonathan Rea, Ruben Xaus and Makoto Tamada at Misano very soon.